Tradeframe has been manufacturing windows and doors since 1982. Since then there has been quite a change in the way windows are manufactured. Whereas 10-15 years ago one factory would make windows, doors, and conservatory roofs in 3-4 colours, now fabricators are expected to make a huge variety of products in 20+ colours, and still manage to keep a lead time that is competitive. This has given rise to specialised factories - where one company owns several locations, who all make a particular product well.
Tradeframe has always made Halo uPVC products, and with the acquisition of Halo by Veka Group, Glazerite - one of the largest manufacturers in the UK, was looking for a top quality Halo fabricator to add to it's group. They have several factories throughtout the UK manufacturing a variety of different products. It was decided that the manufacturing side would be sold to Glazerite - allowing them to offer the full suite of VEKA products, and we would enter a strategic supply partnership. This means we can still offer our fantastic prices, but over a larger range of products. The factory has also seen the benefit of merging, with new machinery and state of the art QC and computer controlled manufacture to ensure your products are made to the highest standard.
To learn more about Glazerite please visit their website http://www.glazeritewindows.co.uk/
Easter Opening Hours
All of our branches will be shut Good Friday and Easter Monday. We are still open Saturday as usual however.
Our Cheltenham branch will be moving in April to our new showroom. From now until the move, there will be some disruption as we dismantle the showroom and prepare for the move next month. We will still be open to the public and have samples on display, plus we can still provide quotations. Just be aware our full range may or may not be available depending on when you visit. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you in our new showroom!
There is one question we are asked more often than anything else. “How can Tradeframe offer premium quality uPVC products, substantially cheaper than all of our competitors?”
Some people mistakenly believe our product must be of a lower quality, or that there must be hidden fees that we don’t show. Today we will explain why and how we can be offer the highest standard of uPVC products at the best prices.
Tradeframe have no salesmen, and no one earns commission.
The national replacement window companies; which you can see advertising daily on television, have a commission only sales structure, which extends not only to the sales person, but also to the sales management. This will equate to approximately 15% of the price you will pay.
The marketing budget of these companies will be between 12-20% of the price of your product. Last year Tradeframe spent 4% of our sales value on marketing and promotion.
If you are in doubt about the like-for-like quality of our uPVC products in comparison to our competitors, all you have to do is look at the specifications on our website, and compare them to the specification on our competittors website. Be sure to only compare accreditation and anything specified by a third party, for instance BSi , BFRC ratings, and PAS23:24. These are all third party accreditations, as these are facts and not our opinion of standards.
I hope this clears up some of the myths about our quality and prices. The other point that is often made to us by our existing customers, is that apart from the quality and price, we have succeeded in making the whole buying experience a pleasant one. With no salesmen, no inflated prices with “50% off if you sign today”, and no pressure. Our qualified surveyors are happy to visit and give advice free of charge, and confirm the price to you. We strive to be straightforward, professional, and above all, honest.